With the government finalising the five developers in the initial stage of the tendering process, the monorail project has been put on the fast track. With the project gaining momentum, we have the Monorail Corridor explained here..
Of the three proposed corridors, the first stretch — Vandalur to Velachery (23 km) — will have 14 stations, 12 stations will come up along the Poonamallee – Vadapalani stretch (18 km) and 11 along the third corridor — Poonamallee to Kathipara junction (16 km).
While the proposed three corridors will have a total of 37 stations on paper, in reality it will be 34 as the monorails running between Poonamallee and Kathipara and Poonamallee to Vadapalani stretches will be halting at two common stations (Karayanchavadi and Kumananchavadi besides the source station Poonamallee).
Depots for the monorails would be at Vadapalani and Poonamallee stations where trains can be berthed, serviced and repaired.
The Kathipara station will boast of the multi-modal transport system with the monorail integrating with MRTS, Metro Rail, and EMU service.
The Chennai Metropolitan Area (CMA) is all set to make inroads into a chunk of the proposed Chengalpattu Composite Local Planning Area. To facilitate the expansion of the Chennai Metropolitan Area (CMA), the Housing and Urban Development Department has shelved the proposal of the Directorate of Town and Country Planning (DTCP) to create a composite Local Planning Area for Chengalpattu. However, a similar proposal for expansion of the Local Planning Area for Kancheepuram by including 25 more villages was approved and notified by the government in December 2011. Check out the composite map illustrating the expansion of the Chennai Metropolitan Area.
There is one big lesson to learn from the Arignar Anna Zoological Park, the ever-popular zoo in Vandalur, on the outskirts of Chennai: If there is a will there is a way.
Yes, the zoo has been able to maintain a plastic-free and litter-free zone in its environs. How is it able to achieve this? By stopping people at the very entrance and making them dispose of their plastic bags.
Word has also spread that the Vandalur zoo does not permit plastic within its premises and visitors seem only too willing to abide by that rule.
The 1.48-km-long flyover replaces the level crossing near the Vandalur railway station. The Vandalur Flyover connects the east and west side of the Vandalur railway station. It will have a bowstring design similar to that of Rangarajapuram flyover. This bridge helps the motorists who travel towards Kanchipuram. Until now the motorists on both the sides have to wait for long until the railway gate is opened. Now that the bridge construction is completed, traffic on GST Road also move freely.